Will Nap For Clean Water: Wish I’d Thought of That

Best. Fundraiser. Ever. 
Friendly Water for the World, a wonderful organization which raises money for clean drinking water around the world, sent me this link last month offering to “Nap for Life.”
Seriously. This is awesome. Read on, from their website:
Friendly Water for the World Founding Board Member Dennis Mills turned 70 in December. When his wife Anne asked him what he wanted for his birthday, he thought for a moment, and then replied, “All I really want is to take a nap.”

Easier said than done for Dennis. Officially retired from a career as a college professor, Dennis works more than full-time providing educational services for Friendly Water for the World – an Olympia-based international non-profit organization that helps communities around the world find ways to provide for their own clean drinking water needs.

So while he admits that he’d probably be more effective if he found time for a nap every day, time would be hard to come by. “I’d feel guilty,” admits Dennis, “There is still so much I need to get done, so many people who need clean water.”

From this insight, Nap for Life© was born.

Asked about this new Nap for Life© career opportunity, Dennis stifled a yawn and smiled, and replied, “It’s going to be hard work, but somebody’s gotta do it.”

(courtesy Friendly Water for the World)

(courtesy Friendly Water for the World)

OK, let’s review. For a small donation,

1. a family gets a clean water filter to protect them from all kinds of nasty diseases

2. a wonderful, hard-working, philanthropic man gets a well-deserved nap

3. you get the satisfaction of having helped make both of these things happen

It’s a win-win-win! Wish I’d thought of that. But instead, I just contributed. 

How about you? What’s the most creative or effective fundraiser you’ve ever heard of, or participated in? Share, please!

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